Hughes&Kettner News

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Hughes&Kettner News

WMI-1 THE HUGHES & KETTNER WMI-1 ENABLES YOU TO WIRELESSLY REMOTE CONTROL ALL OF THE FUNCTIONS FOUND IN THE GRANDMEISTER APP FOR IPAD. EVEN ON STAGES OR IN REHEARSAL ROOMS WHERE WI-FI IS NOT AVAILABLE, THE WMI-1 CREATES ITS OWN WI-FI NETWORK! More information: WIRELESS MIDI INTERFACE     TRIAMP MARK 3 CHANGING THE GAME. SERIOUSLY. TriAmp Mark 3 might just be the most intelligent, versatile tube amplifier the world has ever seen. But there’s more to it than that. This is an amp that delivers brutal tonal intensity, with more sheer energy bubbling under your fingertips than you’ve ever experienced before. You don’t know guitar amps unless you’ve played TriAmp Mark 3. Seriously. No limits. No compromises. This is what you get when 30 years of tube amp expertise combine with an absolute freedom of engineering. The result is an amp boasting a range of professional sounds not offered by any other amp anywhere on the planet. And best of all, TriAmp Mark 3’s breathtaking versatility and inspirational tonality is matched only by its ease and joy of use. FEATURES Each of TriAmp Mark 3’s six independent, action-packed channels represents a whole era of tone, and each of these six eras can be routed to three independent tube power amps. But there’s more. You can also combine two or even all three of the power amps, merge different power amp characters, and play TriAmp Mark 3 with up to 150 watts of sheer tube power. This effectively lets you custom tailor your amp in the amp, recalling up to 128 sound constellations with the touch of a button via MIDI. And if that’s not enough, TriAmp Mark 3 leaves our factory in St. Wendel, Germany equipped with two pairs of 6L6 power tubes and one pair of EL34s — but it works equally well with other tube types too. The revised TSC System — Tube Safety Control, which automatically and constantly biases tubes and keeps your amp in good health — allows you to combine KT66s, KT77s, KT88s, 6550s, 5881s, 7581s and/or 6CA7s. Imagine what this could do for your trademark sounds. TriAmp Mark 3 genuinely lets you usher in a new era of tone! for more information...

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Nino Percussion

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 Learning to play an instrument and making music are life-changing things to do, especially for children. Starting this in early childhood nurtures many things including perception, motor skills and the ability to learn and retain information. Making music also promotes personal confidence and social skills. These are all beneficial well beyond one’s childhood years. NINO® Percussion offers an outstanding collection of musical instruments designed specifically for children. These more than meet the requirements of early childhood music education and are ideal for kindergarten and school programs, or for music therapy and other music-making activities. It is important to know that NINO® Percussion instruments are not toys. These are the real thing, designed for safety, durability, attractiveness and playability. Most importantly, they are in tune and musical. In fact, the only difference between NINO® Percussion instruments and those created for adults is their size and colour.These appealing and pleasing designs are all made in Germany. And because they are of such a high quality and include a wide variety of sound choices, they are extremely popular with young players of all ages (teachers love them too). Yes, whether played alone or within a group, the performance and sound quality of NINO® Percussion instruments make them the ideal choice for young musicians and those who teach them. More...

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Meinl Percussion

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Meinl Percussion

              PASSION FOR DETAILS Variety Over the last 25 years we have created a specific portfolio to match the variety of our customers. Today we are proud to offer a wide assortment of high quality percussion instruments for players all around the world regardless of age, playing skills, or economic background. A large variety of colors, a well thought out assortment and trend setting ideas is what MEINL percussion stands for. Innovation As a modern and progressive company, MEINL has never been content with the status quo! By talking and listening to the people who play, we have developed many new and improved percussion instruments. Original MEINL innovations like the Free Ride System for Bongos (patented), the Floatune® Tuning System for Timbales and Djembes (patented), the revolutionary STEELY II Conga and Djembe Stands (patented), or the Professional Conga and Bongo Stands (patented) prove our leading position in Research and Development work and set the standard in the percussion world. Quality Since our formation, our main objective has been to offer percussion instruments which comply with the highest quality levels regarding manufacturing and materials used. Only by committing to the highest standards, we can guarantee top quality instruments, the maximum of playing comfort, the best possible sounds, and therefore long lasting customer fulfillment. Responsibility Our perception of what it means to be a global player tells us not to measure success in sales only; it is also the way how we achieve it! As a family owned and managed company, we conduct business with integrity, respecting our employees, customers, artists, and the environment around us. Therefore we strictly observe the CITES-regulations set forth in the “Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora” and only use wood from environmentally controlled forests or industrial wood plantations. More...

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The MEINL Cymbal Series

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The MEINL Cymbal Series

            Hand hammered cymbals created for today’s music. And ultra-modern designs that give drummers more sounds to choose from. Between our traditional foundry in Turkey and our state-of-the-art facility in Germany, we do it all. Cymbals, sounds and beyond. Six Degrees of Darkness The warm darkness of traditional hand hammered cymbals is re-imagined with Byzance. Each range is hand crafted by MEINL artisans at our foundry in Turkey, then given sound-enhancing final touches by our craftsmen in Germany. Six different ranges offer a choice of feels and sounds for virtually every style of music. Best of all, with Byzance your sound is all yours, because every Byzance cymbal is a one-of-a-kind. Modern While traditional cymbal making covers the warmer, darker end of the sound spectrum, it takes modern cymbal making technology to create brighter, glassier sounds. With M-Series and Soundcaster those qualities come to life through unique sounds and stunning looks. Aggressive Three different cymbals, created from three different metals, producing three different sounds, have one thing in common: Their bright responses are aggressive! Mb20 is powered by thick bronze for maximum projection. Mb10 delivers a more focused degree of cut. Mb8 slices through with a direct response. This trio delivers three levels of aggression designed to cut through the loudest music Clarity and Cut Loud. Louder. Loudest. From the loud Classics, to the louder Classics Custom to the loudest, Classics Custom Extreme Metal, this trio of innovative cymbals is all about high-energy response. These cymbals add pure punch wherever clarity and cut are a must. Ideal for pop, rock, and the most brutal metal imaginable, all three will get you heard. Innovation When you want something totally different – something wilder than normal – step into Generation X. There are no rules. Innovation is the reason these cymbals exist. This diverse collection of designs looks and sounds creative, even crazy, but it makes perfect sense if what you want are unique sounds to create your own sonic signature. First Step If you’re choosing your first set of real cymbals, HCS and MCS offer looks and sounds that are much more serious than their price tags suggest. Designed by the MEINL R&D team and crafted using our advanced technology, these two nicely priced series let you make your first set-up one that you can be proud of. After all, every drummer wants cymbals they feel good about, right? Take your pick – HCS in brass or MCS in bronze. The Sounds Darker sounds blend with the music, brighter ones cut through. Many players mix them together. The Bronzes Only MEINL offers four bronzes. High numbers deliver more tone; lower ones sound brighter and tonally tighter. More Info...

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Ibanez and Paul Stanley Reunite

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Ibanez and Paul Stanley Reunite

Ibanez and Paul Stanley Reunite Bensalem, PA – In 1976, Ibanez approached KISS frontman, Paul Stanley, to collaborate on a signature guitar that would become the instrument with which he would be forever associated. Now, for the first time since 1996, Paul and Ibanez have reunited to re-issue three exciting new versions of the original Paul Stanley Signature Model. “Renewing my collaboration with Ibanez feels like going home to where it all started,” commented Stanley. “The guitars we created remain iconic and we will celebrate them and more as we move forward into our future together.”  “We’re very excited to be partnering again with Paul Stanley,” said Ibanez Artist Relations Manager, Mike Taft.  “It’s been an amazing year for both Paul and the band, including the release of his best-selling autobiography, the band’s long overdue induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the ongoing world tour to commemorate their 40th Anniversary together. I couldn’t think of a better time for Paul to reunite with Ibanez. Along with their distinctive styling, these historic instruments have proven themselves on albums and in concert worldwide, where their sound has made them sought after by guitarists for...

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HARDCASE

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HARDCASE

Hoshino Benelux BV is proud to announce that they will start with Hardcase Distribution for the Benelux market. Stay tuned for more information.

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